Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 15 December 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 this afternoon and to southwest 15 to 20 late overnight. Wind becoming northeast 15 to 20 Saturday morning then increasing to northwest 30 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 15 December 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight except 3 to 5 over eastern sections Saturday afternoon and evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 knots.

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Tail of the Bank - 44140 Nickerson Bank - 44251 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Miscou Island Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Wreckhouse Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday
 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4730W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 15 December 2017

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 955 mb located southeast of Ungava Bay.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 972 mb located over Labrador
Sea.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 977 mb located northeast
of Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 955 mb located over northern
Labrador Sea.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 996 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:55 AM NST 15 December 2017 An intense low pressure system southeast of Ungava Bay will slowly
meander today. A second, fast moving low pressure system northeast of
Belle Isle Bank will rapidly intensify as it accelerates towards the
Eastern Labrador Sea today. The two lows will merge over the Labrador
Sea tonight. Gale to storm force southwesterlies can be expected over
most waters today in the wake of both lows.

A third intense low pressure system will approach from the southwest
on Saturday and cross the Grand Banks. North of the low, gale force
northeasterlies will shift to gale force northwesterlies. To its
south, gale force southeasterlies will veer to gale to storm force
southwesterlies.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Strait of Belle Isle, Belle Isle Bank, and the Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, and Belle Isle Bank.

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